20 June 2020
Vladislav Artemiev Takes the Lead at Chessable Masters
Daniil Dubov is half a point behind.
Photo: Lennart Ootes
The Chessable Masters, one of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour's events, began on Chess24.com.
Magnus Carlsen (Norway, 2881), Maxime Vachier-Lagrave (France, 2860), Ding Liren (China, 2836), Hikaru Nakamura (USA, 2829), Alexander Grischuk (Russia, 2784), Ian Nepomniachtchi (Russia, 2778), Fabiano Caruana (USA, 2773), Teimour Radjabov (Azerbaijan, 2758), Daniil Dubov (Russia, 2770), Vladislav Artemiev (Russia, 2769), АAnish Giri (Netherlands, 2731), and Harikrishna Pentala (India, 2690) were decided into two groups.
The grandmasters are playing each other twice in rapid chess over 10 rounds, with the top 4 then advancing to the knockout stage.
A Group: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Daniil Dubov, Alexander Grischuk, Vladislav Artemiev, and Harikrishna.
B Group: Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Ding Liren, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Fabiano Caruana, Teimour Radjabov, and Anish Giri.
The first 5 rounds were played in the A Group on June 20. Vladislav Artemiev has taken the lead with 3.5 points. Daniil Dubov is half a point behind. Magnus Carlsen and Hikaru Nakamura have got 2.5 points each. Alexander Grischuk has scored 2 points, while Harikrishna Pentala is on the sixth place with 1.5 points.
The B Group will play first 5 rounds on June 21.
The time control is 15 minutes for all moves, with a 10-second increment from move 1. No draw offers are allowed before move 40.
The match days: June 20-23, June 25 - July 5. July 24 is a rest day. The rounds start at 5 PM (Moscow time).
The prize fund is $150,000 with the winner getting $45,000.